Friday, April 10, 2015

Bombay vs Bangalore "Comes To An End"

[PADA: Bombay will have to pay costs, that means the GBC will have to pay for all of Bangalore's lawyers and court fees since 1997.] 

HC dismisses Mumbai group's claim over B'luru Iskcon

HC dismisses Mumbai group's claim over B'luru Iskcon Bengaluru, April 10

The High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by Mumbai Iskcon, seeking the ownership of the Hare Krishna Hills on West of Chord Road here. Hearing the appeal by Prasannatma Das and others, followers of Mumbai Iskcon, Justice Anand Byra Reddy upheld the lower court order, which had in 2009 dismissed the claim of ownership by Iskcon Mumbai and observed that the Mumbai group had no locus standi to claim ownership of the Bengaluru centre.

The appellants had claimed that they were the original owners of the said property and had termed Madhu Pandita Dasa, chairman of the governing body of Iskcon, Bengaluru, and his followers as imposters. They had illegally proclaimed themselves as owners of Iskcon, Bengaluru, the appellants had said.

They had sought that they be given control of Iskcon, Bengaluru and declared rightful owners of Hare Krishna Hills, popularly known as Iskcon temple. The court also allowed Madhu Pandita Das to continue as the head of Iskcon, Bengaluru. With this, the long legal battle since the late 1990s between the two Iskcon groups has come to an end.

[PADA: This is very important for us because we need to establish -- with documents -- that Srila Prabhupada is the factual acharya of ISKCON -- legally. Many of these documents were hidden, and had to be collected, printed and distributed by PADA's editor in the 1980s. This would include: -- The 1977 will (which we busted out of a guru's safe); The letters; In particular the July 9th 1977 letter; The May 28th appointment tape audio and transcript; Many quotes from various Srila Prabhupada sources on how the acharyas must be pure and not debauchees, and so on and so forth.

And this "evidence" was eventually submitted into the courts of India by Madhu Pandit das  -- and that means Srila Prabhupada's documents are now part of an official court record -- not only in the lower courts but even the Supreme Court in Delhi. So this is an important issue for all Vaishnavas, we need to establish what the acharya actually wanted and intended for ISKCON, and that he did NOT intend for neophytes to pose as his successor acharyas. And this all needs to be documented and even submitted into court for a permanent record.

During the 1980s I was actually driving a taxi and was using the money from my meager job to discover, collect, collate, photocopy, print and distribute many of these documents. Folks like the GBC's gurus, and their followers, were very angry we were liberating these documents. In fact, this process proved to be fatal for our writing partner Sulochana. He was killed for liberating these documents and I would have been killed too, except the police saved me.

And even noways GBC guru groupies like HKC Jaipur's Dayalu Nitai aka Dharmesh Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Prahlad das etc. folks have made a huge web site complaining that PADA was using his "taxi driving job" money to buy food and clothes for Sulochana -- and we funded printing Sulochana's materials; And we kept visiting the local photocopy shop to print and liberate Srila Prabhupada's documents; And we bought a microfiche machine to read Srila Prabhupada's letters; And we printed and distributed these documents around the temples and to the devotees at festivals and so on. That in fact is how these documents became public, we made them public! 

The GBC folks then and HKC folks today thus complain that PADA has been bogus for driving a taxi, ooops, except Jayanananda was driving a taxi and Srila Prabhupada approved? OK! They really do not care what our job is in fact, what they are really upset with is that we are liberating these documents, they wanted to shut Srila Prabhupada's documents down, hide and suppress these documents, and they almost did by killing one of us.  

What these GBC guru and HKC folks essentially said all along is that we should NOT liberate ANYTHING from Srila Prabhupada words, instead, PADA should get a better karmi job than driving a taxi! Yep, the goal of life is to get a GOOD JOB. Who knew! PADA should work for IBM and not Fog City Cab! These people are more mundane than the karmis we worked with over the years, they never cared what job I had. Of course, our getting out the poison tapes really frosted all of these folks. Notice, they wanted me to STOP WORKING and thus STOP LIBERATING these documents, so that they could continue to HIDE these documents and keep them suppressed, because I would be working on getting a better job and not working on forwarding Srila Prabhupada's documents! 

All this apparently because -- driving a taxi means some people are going out to buy a pizza, never mind all the prostitutes we shuttled around all the time! So, its better NOT to have ANY of these documents from Srila Prabhupada liberated. Thus, all these forces were always working combinedly to SUPPRESS the documents of Srila Prabhupada, sometimes using deadly force, and now all these people are all INFURIATED that his words were liberated. 

And NOW we can see why! Even the courts agree with these documents. Jeepers, too bad ain't it! Sulochana said if we did not liberate these documents, they might not EVER be liberated, they might be lost forever. Yep, no wonder the GBC and their foolish HKC clones fought so hard to suppress all these documents, including, killing us, attacking our karmi job status and etc.  

And when these documents went into court, that must have been like the last straw for these bogus gurus, which means Madhu Pandit has risked his life going into court against this mob. No wonder Madhu Pandit has so many opponents, the illicit sex acharyas program is always upset when they are exposed, especially in court. We are simply happy that these documents were not only liberated, they are now official court records, all this despite all our opponents trying to stamp us out. In sum, our lives are very temporary, Srila Prabhupada's words and documents are not. 

PADA's blog readership is also way up compared to this time last year, apparently, there are lots of people who are interested in these documents as well. ys pd]   

Honourable High Court of Karnataka dismissed an appeal filed by some of the followers of ISKCON Mumbai on April 9th, 2015. Honourable Justice Anand Byrareddy was hearing an appeal filed by followers of ISKCON Mumbai seeking to get control of ISKCON Bangalore Society (Regn. No. S.49/78-79), claiming that they are the actual Governing body members. Earlier the same application was filed in the City Civil Court as OS 1758 of 2003 in Bangalore by ISKCON Mumbai followers and had been dismissed.

Amiya Vilas Swami (wanted the illicit sex acharya's program). 

In the City Civil Court, Sri Amiya Vilas Swami and other followers of ISKCON Mumbai had claimed that they were the original founding members of ISKCON Bangalore Society (Regn. No. S.49/78-79). They had alleged that Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa and others had illegally taken over the society and were imposters. In an elaborate judgment running into several hundred pages, the Trial Court said that the claims of ISKCON Mumbai followers was legally untenable and dismissed their suit with costs.

During the course of the trial, some of the followers of ISKCON Mumbai including Sri Amiya Vilas Swami and others withdrew from the suit. But the remaining followers of ISKCON Mumbai went on an appeal before the Honourable High Court of Karnataka. During the course of the appeal, some more followers of ISKCON Mumbai withdrew from the suit citing various reasons. Sri Prasannatma Das, a follower of ISKCON Mumbai was the lone appellant left for some considerable time.

Recently, Sri Amiya Vilas Swami once again sought to impaled himself as an additional appellant. Today, the Honourable High Court dismissed his application and the entire appeal itself on merits.
It may be recalled that ISKCON Mumbai is predominantly controlled by self-made Acharyas (not appointed by the Founder and Acharya of ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada). Although Srila Prabhupada had given a written institutional directive on how he shall continue to be the Acharya of the institution and his senior disciples shall act as Representative of the Acharya, soon after his passing away, his immediate followers usurped the position of Acharya in ISKCON.

This has led to much abuse of powers, financial and moral corruption which is continuing even to this day all over the world. When Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa and other members of ISKCON Bangalore questioned ISKCON leaders in 1999 on these matters, ISKCON Mumbai and their agents and followers have been trying to oust Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa and others from the well-known ISKCON temple on Hare Krishna Hill, Rajajinagar, Bangalore. Devotees of ISKCON Bangalore following the written directives of ISKCON Founder-Acharya, Srila Prabhupada, adheres to the directive that Srila Prabhupada continues to remain the sole initiating Guru and Acharya of ISKCON; whereas ISKCON Mumbai seeks to appoint successors to Srila Prabhupada, who will act as Acharyas based on a no-objection voting system.

In 1999, the followers of ISKCON Mumbai and their self-made Acharyas tried to physically storm the Temple on Hare Krishna Hill, which forced devotees of ISKCON Bangalore to file a suit seeking a permanent injunction of non-interference in its affairs against ISKCON Mumbai and its self-made gurus.

Finding that their authority was disturbed, the self-made gurus of ISKCON resorted to all kinds of unethical, political means to disturb the yeoman services rendered by the devotees of ISKCON Bangalore. One such attempt was filing of this frivolous suit through some followers of ISKCON Mumbai falsely claiming to vest control of the ISKCON Bangalore society (regn no S.49/78-79). The Honourable High Court’s verdict today ensured that these frivolous claims come to a naught.

Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa, President of ISKCON Bangalore said, “It is indeed a great victory for the devotees of ISKCON Bangalore who have been subjected to relentless harassment by the self-made gurus of ISKCON. We hope that the self-made gurus of ISKCON will stop disturbing the various services rendered by ISKCON Bangalore to the society.”

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